eskimo - LX 513 Phonology Instructor: Prof. Trigo First...

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LX 513 Phonology Instructor: Prof. Trigo First Assignment Greenlandic Eskimo p. 43 (GP) Jilani Warsi ID # 611-16-8375 In stating a phonological rule, we need to ensure that the rule fulfills certain requirements for it to be viable. A phonological rule should, therefore, subsume certain properties that fulfill those requirements. A breakdown of those properties would be the following: X --> Y / A ___ B where a) Y has a distribution restriction, and is more predictable than X. b) X does not have a distribution restriction, and is unpredictable. c) Y is affected by either its preceding sound A or the following sound B. d) Y is more marked than X, i.e., it is less frequent than X in many languages. e) X is less marked than Y, i.e., its frequency of occurrence is relatively higher than Y. Upon examining the list of both preceding and following segments of sounds in Greenlandic Eskimo, the following linguistically relevant differences were found: Phonetic Vowel Preceding Vowel Following Vowel a n, r, m, v, s, q, l, g, i q, #, s, l, t, k, r i #, s, q, t, k, p v, p, m, t, n, s, k, l, g, a u l, t, n, k, # v, m, n, s, v, g e p, n, s, m, n r, q, # o n, l, #, k r, q, # A closer scrutiny of the sounds preceding and following the Greenlandic phonetic
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